I only need a whisper of an excuse to visit New Orleans, But this year I finally attended the PhotoNOLA portfolio reviews. It was great to see the city filled with so much photography. The folks at the New Orleans Photo Alliance put on a great program with events at the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, A Gallery for Fine Photography, the Historic New Orleans Collection, and many more galleries around New Orleans.
As part of the reviews, I participated in the PhotoWALK, a great opportunity to show my work to the public. It was held in a hidden space of the Ogden that used to be a library. I received great feedback from locals and photography enthusiasts, and had a few people come up to say they recognized someone in the parade crowds. Lots more work to be done, but good vibes to keep me going.
I'm starting to plan for Mardi Gras 2017 and looking for offbeat krewes, walking parades, marching groups and neighborhood events. Please contact me if you have any ideas about what you think is a must-see during mardi gras, or a crucial part of your mardi gras ritual.